Category: Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Oilers: What’s next after another failed season?

The Edmonton Oilers need a change. As much as fans and management alike wish this were the 80’s, it isn’t and there’s no Gretzky or Messier or Coffey or Fuhr to save the day. Instead the once storied franchise is…

Edmonton Oilers trade Devan Dubnyk for Matt Hendricks

Devan Dubnyk

BLOCKBUSTER! Well, not quite, but the Edmonton Oilers have finally made that goaltender trade everyone has been speculating they would since the season began. Except, instead of acquiring a goaltender, the Oilers unloaded one, to the struggling Nashville Predators. Here…

Ilya Bryzgalov posts shutout in debut with the Edmonton Oilers

Ilya Bryzgalov as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When your nickname is “The Universe” there is something amazing about you. Last night, in his debut with the Edmonton Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov performed amazingly, blanking the Nashville Predators 3-0. The win gives hope to a struggling Oilers club that…

Edmonton Oilers Twitter beef with the Vancouver Canucks

On November 19, the Florida Panthers visited the Vancouver Canucks in what should’ve otherwise been one of the most uninteresting NHL games of the season. However, what made this particular contest somewhat intriguing right off-the-hop was the return of former…

Ilya Bryzgalov joins the Edmonton Oilers at practice

Ilya Bryzgalov, Edmonton Oilers

Nine days after signing a 1-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has finished his conditioning stint with the Oklahoma City Barons and joined the big club at practice. The signing was an odd one, in some respects.…

Edmonton Oilers: goal scorers aren’t scoring goals

Edmonton Oiler Taylor Hall on draft day 2010. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Here is a gross understatement: The Edmonton Oilers are not doing well this season. In fact, the Edmonton Oilers are performing terribly, earning themselves consideration as the worst team in the National Hockey League. Among many problems with the club,…

Yakupov’s agent to meet with the Edmonton Oilers

Nail Yakupov with the Russian National team. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The drama continues between the Edmonton Oilers and 2012 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov. Twitter went crazy last night with news that Yakupov’s agent, Hockey Hall of Fame member Igor Larionov, will be meeting with the Oilers to discuss…

Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a 1-year contract

Ilya Bryzgalov as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

You know you have a goaltending problem when….. The Edmonton Oilers did it. They became ‘that team’ to give ostracized goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov another chance in the NHL despite his horrificly expensive debacle with the Philadelphia Flyers. Making the decision…

Edmonton Oilers trade defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames

Former Edmonton Oiler Ladislav Smid. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

What happened to the Battle of Alberta? The Edmonton Oilers traded prominent defenceman Ladislav Smid to their biggest rivals the Calgary Flames this evening. The deal was concocted to free up cap space, allowing the Oilers to sign free agent…

Philadelphia Flyers are talking trade with the Edmonton Oilers

Philadelphia Flyers 1974 Stanley Cup

If you like NHL trades, keep checking Twitter because there might be a blockbuster involving the Philadelphia Flyers in the immediate future. GM Paul Holmgren is in talks with the Edmonton Oilers about the availability of Jordan Eberle, according to…